DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — Dearborn Public Schools have launched a new online system that allows parents to enroll students from home.
Officials say the system will save parents some time when they come to the school's office to hand in required paperwork to complete enrollment.
Through the portal, parents can enter information the district requires such as the child's name, birthday, address, parent's name and emergency contacts. Parents will also have less separate forms to print and sign as result of the system.
“The main advantage to the new system is that it speeds up enrollment. Parents were already filling out most of this information on paper forms. Now they can type in the information in the convenience of their own homes and come to their appointment with just the documents we need to complete the registration. It should save time for the parents and our staff,” said Director of Student Services Abe Mashhour.
Official documents such as birth certificates and immunization records still must be submitted in person, officials say.
Even after starting their child’s enrollment online, parents will still need to schedule a time to visit the Administrative Services Center, 18700 Audette St., Dearborn, to provide verification documents for staff to review. At that visit, parents should bring their child’s birth certificate, physical form and immunization record, and address verification paperwork such as power bills. A full list of required documents is available on the website, and parents or guardians should consult that list well before their appointment.
Parents can view the enrollment portal here.